“What has happened to therapy?”

That’s probably on the minds of many parents and carers of a child with disability right now because of COVID-19.

The pandemic has changed many of our daily routines. Early intervention services moving online is one of them. Are they as effective as face-to-face sessions? We have good news: the delivery may be different, but many families are making progress and achieving positive outcomes with their children.

Plumtree, Now & Next and Reframing Disability are excited to announce the 4th Annual Family Conference online.

Hosted online, the conference brings together families of children with disabilities and their allies. It aims to inspire, educate and empower families in building a good life and celebrate people with a disability who are making a difference in their community.

Join our presentations to learn about:

  • The effectiveness of online early intervention services

  • How professionals, families and young people with disability are doing things differently because of COVID-19—and getting results

  • Achieving your child and family’s goals—or changing them—during the pandemic

  • Using NDIS funding for children from birth to 12 years flexibly during the pandemic

The Family Conference is for parents, carers and family members of children aged birth to 12 years with a delay, disability or neurodivergence. Early intervention professionals welcome.

MyTime is a proud sponsor of the 4th Family Conference.

MyTime is for parents and carers of children with a disability, developmental delay or chronic medical condition. It’s a place for you to unwind and talk about your experiences. It’s a world away from appointments and therapy.

Cinch Financial Services is a specialist CFO service for Not For Profit enterprises of any size. Their passion is to see organisations strengthen and become more efficient and improve outcomes. The ultimate outcome, being more help and support for those most in need.

Cinch is sponsoring 10 people to participate in the The Lift Project, a premier evidence-based wellbeing program: https://www.theliftproject.global/

Wonderchums is an inclusive learning community of families from all around the world where kids with & without disabilities share in our Monthly Adventures. Wonderchums is all about life-shaping learning experiences that build on kids' natural ability to build productive and meaningful friendships through the act of making.

Wonderchums is giving away 10 x two-for-one double packs for Wonderchums 12-month digital book subscription with choice of two prizes. https://world.wonderchums.com/

Thank you to our Conference organisers and parent contributors.

Conference organisers: Parent contributors:

Sylvana Mahmic Bethany Woollatt

Stacey Touma Jennifer Williamson

Mana Ciuffardi Heather Cox

Marie Vlahakis Claudia Cabrerra

Mogi Bayasgalan Jackie Pasternak

Amos Wong